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Speyside Distillers Reveal Plans For New Distillery In Speyside


28th January 2021
Speyside Distillers reveal their intention to construct a major new state-of-the-art distillery in the Speyside region.

Speyside Distillers Managing director Patricia Dillon

Speyside Distillers, which operates the boutique Speyside Distillery near Kingussie, nestled in the foothills of the stunning Cairngorms National Park, has revealed its intention to construct a major new distillery in the Speyside region.

The company intends to build a new, state-of-the-art distillery in the region as part of its ambitious plans for expansion but they have not yet revealed the location or size of the new distillery.

The firm – which is best known for its award-winning SPEY single malts which they produce at their Speyside Distillery – has also recently taken on two new members of distilling staff to assist with increased production.

Managing director Patricia Dillon said: "Last year was challenging for us, as it was for most businesses dealing with Covid-19. With our industry also facing the added problem of US tariffs, we have had to change our strategy to find new and innovative ways to drive our business forward.

"In 2019 we committed to increasing our distillate to meet rising demand, and this year we are producing five times our normal rates.

"Our plans for a new distillery will ensure that we can continue to distil the quantities of whisky required, while also allowing us room for further expansion.

"Although our full plans – including location and design – are currently under wraps, we’re looking forward to sharing more as they unfold over the coming months and years."

Chief executive John Harvey McDonough is confident that this is the perfect next step for the SPEY brand and his Harvey family legacy. He said: “Building a new distillery is obviously a major commitment, and we are incredibly excited about the opportunities it shall bring for our single malt whisky brands.

"In recent months we have brought in two new team members – Martin MacLeod and Raymond MacKay – to assist long-serving employee Andrew Scorgie and distillery manager Allan Findlay, which will allow us to maintain the levels of production required to match demand.

"It’s important to us that we continue to embrace experience and history within the whisky industry, while also continuing to innovate and nurture new talent to ensure its bright future."

You will find the current Speyside Distillery whisky range which includes the SPEY and he SPEY and he SPEY and Beinn Dubh single malts available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt
 

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